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A four-vehicle wreck occurred at about 7:45 a.m. Tuesday on La. 13 South, nearb the Cleco plant. First responders on the scene included Acadian Ambulance, Acadia Sheriff, Eunice City Marshals, and Eunice Fire Department. According to Louisiana State Trooper Miller, “One vehicle was stopped preparing to turn into the Cleco plant when it was hit from behind by a vehicle that was rear-ended by a third vehicle, then a fourth vehicle rear-ended the third. “There were no injuries reported. Two people were cited for following too close.” (Photo by Myra Miller)

Wreck on La.13 near power plant

A four-vehicle wreck occurred at about 7:45 a.m. Tuesday on La. 13 South, nearb the Cleco plant. First responders on the scene included Acadian Ambulance, Acadia Sheriff, Eunice City Marshals, and Eunice Fire Department. According to Louisiana State Trooper Miller, “One vehicle was stopped preparing to turn into the Cleco plant when it was hit from behind by a vehicle that was rear-ended by a third vehicle, then a fourth vehicle rear-ended the third. “There were no injuries reported. Two people were cited for following too close.” (Photo by Myra Miller)

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I-10 west remains closed after fiery, fatal wreck

Shortly after 2 p.m. Monday, a multi-vehicle fatal crash occurred on I-10 west approximately four miles east of Butte La Rose that claimed the life of 31-year-old Christopher McGee of Youngstown, Florida, according to a news release from Louisiana State Police Troop I.
The initial investigation revealed there was a separate single vehicle crash which resulted in that vehicle becoming disabled in the roadway. As westbound traffic slowed for this crash, three 18-wheelers and several passenger vehicles began a chain reaction crash.

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Dustin L. Benoit

Rayne officer shot, man charged

Shortly after 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Louisiana State Police was requested by Rayne Police to investigate a shooting that injured one of their officers, according to a news release from Troop I in Lafayette.
The shooting occurred at about 11:30 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of North Polk Avenue and resulted in the arrest of 31-year-old Dustin L. Benoit of Rayne.

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Crash kills Basile man on U.S. 190

Maritan Romero, 56, of Basile, died after the moped he was driving was involved in a crash with a car on U.S. 190 near LA 3068 in Evangeline Parish at about 10 p.m. Jan. 1, according to a Louisiana State Police Troop I news release.
 
Romero was traveling west in the right lane on U.S. 190 on a 2018 Cabo Cruiser electric moped, police said. At the same time, 21-year-old Teresa Henry, of Eunice, was traveling west in a 1999 Pontiac Bonneville and struck the moped from behind, police said.
Romero was ejected from the moped and came to rest in the north ditch.

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State Police: Harley rear tire blows, cyclist ejected, killed

State Police report a blown tire resulted in the death of a motorcyclist shortly before noon Saturday on Interstate 10 east near La. 91.
In a Louisiana State Police Troop I news release, troopers determined that 52-year-old Larry Walters of Lawton, Oklahoma, was traveling east on Interstate 10 on a 2011 Harley Davidson when, for unknown reasons, the rear tire deflated and Walters lost control. 
Walters was ejected off of the motorcycle and sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash.  Walters was wearing a DOT approved helmet at the time of the crash.

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